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One Love Manchester: Joy shines through pain at benefit concert

The benefit concert held in the wake of the Manchester attack turned into a night of unity, healing and joy for 50,000 music fans. The all-star show was held to remember the victims of the suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert. Despite the circumstances, a celebratory atmosphere prevailed as Grande herself returned to the stage. She told the crowd: ...

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Manchester attack: Funeral for Barra's Eilidh MacLeod

Family and friends of Manchester Arena attack victim Eilidh MacLeod have gathered on her island home of Barra for her funeral mass. The 14-year-old is to be carried from her home to Our Lady, Star of the Sea, in Castlebay, for the service. Eilidh’s friend, Laura MacIntyre, 15, was injured in the terrorist attack which killed 22 people on 22 ...

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London attack: 12 arrested in Barking after van and knife attack

Media playback is unsupported on your device Twelve people have been arrested after the London terror attack which left seven people dead and 48 injured. The arrests in Barking, east London, followed a raid at a flat belonging to one of the three attackers. A van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at 21:58 BST on Saturday. Three men then got ...

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Portland stabbing: Arrest made for theft from victim's body

Police in Portland, Oregon, have arrested a man suspected of stealing belongings from one of two people stabbed to death on a local train earlier this week. George Elwood Tschaggeny, 51, was found wearing the wedding ring of one of the victims, Ricky Best, police say. Mr Best, 53, was killed when he intervened to protect two young women from ...

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Comedian Bill Maher apologises for racial slur on live TV

Comedian Bill Maher has apologised for using a racial slur on live television. The host of “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO used a derogatory term for African-Americans while interviewing Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse. The “joke” prompted a huge backlash, particularly on social media. Maher said he used the slur in the “banter of a live moment”. “The word ...

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Mosul battle: 'Dozens of civilians killed' fleeing IS-held district

Dozens of civilians have been killed in Mosul while fleeing a district held by so-called Islamic State (IS) in the Iraqi city, reports say. A Reuters TV crew found the bodies of men, women and children lying in a street in the Zanjili district. It is not clear how exactly the civilians were killed. A US aid worker was quoted ...

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Trump 'does believe in climate change', says US ambassador to UN

US President Donald Trump “believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation,” says the US ambassador to the UN. He knows “the US has to be responsible for it and that’s what we’re going to do,” said Nikki Haley. The president provoked widespread condemnation when he announced on Thursday the US would withdraw from ...

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Philippines police identify Manila casino killer

Police in the Philippines say they have identified an attacker who killed at least 36 people when he set fire to a casino in Manila on Friday. They said he was a Filipino, Jessie Javier Carlos, who had heavy gambling debts, and was not a terrorist. Manila’s police chief Oscar Albayalde told reporters that the attack was believed to have ...

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Turin stampede: '1,500 injured' at Juventus screening

Media playback is unsupported on your device About 1,500 people were injured in the Italian city of Turin after a firecracker provoked a stampede on Saturday night, police say. Thousands of football fans were watching a live relay of Juventus’ Champions League final against Real Madrid in Cardiff when a bang was heard and rumours of an explosion spread. At ...

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Malta election: PM Joseph Muscat wins snap poll

Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has won the snap general election he called a month ago amid corruption allegations concerning his wife. The full results have yet to be announced. But Mr Muscat claimed victory based on projections and the opposition’s Simon Busuttil conceded. The Labour PM called the poll on 1 May saying the corruption allegations risked undermining the ...

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